Help Me Investigate and my very clever colleague in that venture, Paul Bradshaw, have been nominated for Multimedia Publisher of the Year in the 2010 NUJ Regional Press Awards. The full list of nominees in Paul’s category are:
- Jo Wood – thisiscornwall.co.uk ( a news site)
- Peter Raven – pinkun.com ( a sports news site)
- Stewart Kirkpatrick – Caledonian Mercury ( a news website)
- Paul Bradshaw – Help Me Investigate ( a place where people can collaborate on civic investigations)
The site has had an number of big investigations, from uncovering the £2.8 million price tag for Birmingham City Council’s website (which in turn led to the council’s own inquiry on the spending) to stripping away the layers of what lay behind a new free newspaper in London.
The site allows citizens to collaborate which each other to ask civic questions and find the answers. HMI was also recognised in Talk About Locals Un Awards earlier this year – (full result on the Guardian site) thank you!
We’ll find out on the 29th whose won this one.